In this Opera by Giacomo Puccini, a young Japanese maiden, whose pride and honor are wounded by an American naval officer, is left to heartbreak and tragedy. Puccini’s music is breath-taking as it builds between hope and anticipation, betrayal and despair. Musical highlights include the radiant “Flower Duet,” and “Un bel di vedremo” (“One fine day we shall see”). Passion and pathos unleash in this deeply moving drama, an enduring favorite.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
A 30-minute pre-concert talk will begin one hour before the performance.
Dean Williamson, Conductor
Fenlon Lamb, Stage Director
Elizabeth Caballero, Cio-Cio-San
Chad Shelton, Lt. Pinkerton
Sandra Piques Eddy, Suzuki
Corey McKern, Sharpless
Brandon Michael, Goro
2019 Season Sponsors: BMW of Spokane, Karel Capital Inc.